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base level A theoretical plane surface underlying a land mass, denoting the depth below which erosion would be unable to occur. Sea level provides a base level on a regional scale. Local base levels may be provided by the base of a hill-slope, lakes, or by the junction between a tributary and the main river.

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base level

base level A theoretical plane surface underlying a land mass, denoting the depth below which erosion would be unable to occur. Sea level provides a base level on a regional scale. Local base levels may be provided by the base of a hillslope, lakes, or by the junction between a tributary and the main river.

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"base level." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 24 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"base level." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved November 24, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/base-level